Author : Geraldine Brooks
Category : Social Science
Publisher : Anchor
ISBN : 9780307434456
Type book : PDF & Epub
Page book : 272

INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER - Pulitzer Prize winning author presents the stories of a wide range of Muslim women in the Middle East. As an Australian American and an experienced foreign correspondent, Brooks' thoughtful analysis attempts to understand the precarious status of women in the wake of Islamic fundamentalism. "Frank, enraging, and captivating." - The New York Times Nine Parts of Desire is the story of Brooks' intrepid journey toward an understanding of the women behind the veils, and of the often contradictory political, religious, and cultural forces that shape their lives. Defying our stereotypes about the Muslim world, Brooks' acute analysis of the world's fastest growing religion deftly illustrates how Islam's holiest texts have been misused to justify repression of women, and how male pride and power have warped the original message of a once liberating faith. As a prizewinning foreign correspondent for The Wall Street Journal, Geraldine Brooks spent six years covering the Middle East through wars, insurrections, and the volcanic upheaval of resurgent fundamentalism. Yet for her, headline events were only the backdrop to a less obvious but more enduring drama: the daily life of Muslim women.

Author : Geraldine Brooks
Category :
Publisher :
ISBN : 0606300023
Type book : PDF & Epub
Page book : 0

In this captivating book, award-winning journalist Geraldine Brooks offers an intimate, often shocking portrait of the lives of modern Muslim women, and shows how male pride and power have warped the original message of a once-liberating faith. A valid, entertaining account of women in the Muslim world.--The New York Times Book Review.

Author : Jo Case
Category :
Publisher :
ISBN : OCLC:277183271
Type book : PDF & Epub
Page book : 15

Author : Heather Raffo
Category : Drama
Publisher : TriQuarterly Books
ISBN : 0810123452
Type book : PDF & Epub
Page book : 83

Winner, 2007 Chicago Book Clinic Crystal Book Award for Excellence in Design As topical as today's newspaper headlines, these rich monologues bring to life nine distinct Iraqi women whose very different stories convey the complex and harrowing reality of being female in modern-day Iraq. Their monologues quickly become a series of overlapping conversations leading to a breakdown in communication as the chaos of Iraq intensifies. Layal is a sexy and impulsive painter favored by Saddam's regime, breezily bohemian one minute and defensive the next; another woman mourns the death of her family in a 1991 bunker, and another--a blond American of Iraqi descent--painfully recalls a telephone conversation with Baghdad relatives on the eve of the U. S. invasion. Other characters decry the savagery of Saddam Hussein in terrifying detail and express an ambivalent relief at the American presence; still others--like a Bedouin woman searching for love--transcend politics. The title comes from the teachings of the seventh-century imam Ali ibn Abu Talib: "God created sexual desire in ten parts; then he gave nine parts to women and one part to men." Heather Raffo's monologues weave these nine parts into a finely textured, brilliantly colorful tapestry of feminine longing in dire times. This compassionate and heart-breaking work will forever change your view of Iraqi women and the people of the Middle East.

Author : Everest Media
Category : History
Publisher : Everest Media LLC
ISBN : 9798822548282
Type book : PDF & Epub
Page book : 38

Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 I was the only one who wasn’t crying as the bus full of women inched its way through Tehran traffic toward Khomeini’s house. #2 Ruhollah, an impoverished clerical student from the village of Khomein, had been twenty-seven when he asked for the hand of fifteen-year-old Khadija Saqafi. Her father, a prominent ayatollah, didn’t think much of the match, but Khadija felt differently. She had glimpsed her suitor when she brought him a glass of tea. #3 The wearing of the chador by Iranian women was a result of the influence of Khomeini, the leader of the revolution against the shah in 1978. He had spoken with a voice that drew its authority from the earliest days of Islam. #4 I was invited to a conference in Tehran hosted by the Women’s Society of the Islamic Republic of Iran, titled Aspects of Imam Khomeini’s Personality. I was the only Western woman there. The dress code was basic black, and Chadors were only the finishing touch over long pants, socks, and tunics.

Author : Judi T. Kiraly
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Publisher :
ISBN : OCLC:222409835
Type book : PDF & Epub
Page book : 15

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ISBN : OCLC:44206601
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Features a Muslim-oriented review of the book titled "Nine Parts of Desire," written by Geraldine Brooks. The review is presented online by Huma Ahmad.

Author : Janet Neipris
Category : Performing Arts
Publisher : Routledge
ISBN : 9780429593857
Type book : PDF & Epub
Page book : 262

Originally published in 2005, To Be A Playwright is an insightful and detailed guide to the craft of playwriting. Part memoir and part how-to guide, this useful book outlines the tools and techniques necessary to the aspiring playwright. Comprised of a collection of memoirs and lectures which blend seamlessly to deliver a practical hands-on guide to playwriting, this book illuminates the elusive challenges confronting creators of dynamic expression and offers a roadmap to craft of playwrighting.

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Publisher : Bantam
ISBN : 1863256822
Type book : PDF & Epub
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Author : Hannah Tyson
Category : Literary Criticism
Publisher : Oxford University Press - Children
ISBN : 9780199137749
Type book : PDF & Epub
Page book : 304

Written by experienced IB workshop leaders and authors of the new syllabus including Hannah Tyson, this book addresses all the requirements of the 2011 course at both standard and higher level. The most comprehensive, academic and engaging, it will build knowledge, skills and confidence. Literature in translation and the close reading of different genres are a focus, in line with the new syllabus, and assessment support direct from the IB along with strategies for reading and writing, model examples and marked assessments ensure exceptional achievement. TOK, the Extended Essay and close mapping to the learner profile is included. ·Developed with the IB so you can trust in the most accurate match to the syllabus ·The most comprehensive and written by authors of the most recent syllabus ·Evocative activities develop the highest levels of critical thought, truly in line with the IB philosophy ·A huge selection of fiction and non-fiction texts will engage students and stimulate learning ·Activities hel